Our Team

Who works at The Wantage Nursery & Preschool?

Our children spend their time with caring and gentle adults who are fun to be around and who genuinely love being with them.  Our nursery is small and intimate and all the staff know all the children well.  All our staff are well qualified for their role.  Everyone is trained in first aid and safeguarding. All our staff are encouraged and supported in further training in general childcare and in more specialised areas such as Special Educational Needs and also in practical skills like food hygiene.

Read on and meet the team!

Delia

Delia

Nursery Manager

I have managed settings for over 14 years now and love everything about children and nursery life. I have two very grown up children and a grandson that I adore spending time with. I enjoy the outdoors; particularly challenging myself to stay fit. I have worked here for  6 years and am proud to be manager of the Wantage Nursery. I have a BA in Early Childhood studies and enjoy learning and gaining knowledge, just like the children I work with!

 

Becky

Becky

Deputy Manager and Preschool Room Leader

I have worked in childcare for 14 years and joined the Wantage nursery in 2010 where I have found a home. I have a diploma in preschool practice and really enjoy teaching the Preschool. I love working at this nursery as it is such a small and friendly team; the children really feel at home and this creates a relaxed and happy atmosphere. I am a cheerful and calm person and my passions are children and animals, particularly spending time with my lovely dog Quinn.

Tasha

Tasha

Preschool Nursery Nurse

I qualified in 2015 and love working with all age groups of children but especially the preschoolers as I have lots of energy and love physical activity. I also enjoy arts and crafts both with the children and in my spare time where I like to take on some really challenging projects. I really enjoy working at the Wantage Nursery as it has a lovely home from home feel.

Emma

Emma

Tweenies Room Leader

I love all things childcare and have a particular passion for caring for them as individuals, making sure they are all happy and well stimulated. I have recently been learning about children with difficulties and it is fast becoming a new passion of mine to be creative in my planning and include all of our children, in everything we do.  The Wantage Nursery is a lovely place to work as it is small and we all know all of the children well.

Caroline

Caroline

Poppets Assistant Room Leader

I returned to work at the nursery in 2017 after having a son of my own. I have spent time in all of the rooms but finally settled in the Poppets room. I love watching the children grow and develop, knowing that I am helping them on their way. In my spare time I like going for walks with my son and partner, exploring new places and taking lots of photos.

Rebecca

Rebecca

Nursery Cook

I love working in the kitchen providing fresh healthy meals for the children. I also have a real passion for baking which I share with the children as much as possible. I enjoy spending time with the children and listening to the stories they tell me as well as sitting with them at lunchtime to find out what they have enjoyed. I am also currently studying mental health awareness in children and young people.

Kathryn

Kathryn

Tweenies Trainee Nursery Assistant

I have been at the nursery since 2016 and absolutely love it. I have experience in all areas of the nursery and have found my home in Tweenies. I particularly enjoy reading to the children and enjoy them helping me to read the well known stories. I enjoy helping them learn new skills and become independent little people. It is so rewarding to help them achieve different milestones both indoors and outside, and see the excitement on their faces and hear the words "I did it" I am also a mum to 3 teenagers and enjoy spending time with my family walking our dog Milo, cooking and travelling to exciting new places. 

Gemma

Gemma

Poppets Trainee Nursery Assistant

I have 3 young children of my own aged between 3 and 10 and love spending time with little ones. My favourite thing is singing with the babies as they really love it, and we always have lots of fun with messy play activities. outside of work my family love camping trips and visits to the coast.

Rachel

Rachel

Tweenies Trainee Nursery Assistant

I have recently joined the team here at The Wantage Nursery and Pre-school. I enjoy spending time with the children and helping them to learn and develop whilst have lots of fun. I am currently studying with the Open University for a childcare course. I have two cats at home whom I love spending time with.